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Join the Space exploration in education course for teachers

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spaceEU Summer School 2019. Credit: Ellinogermaniki Agogi.

The Space exploration in education course is organized in the context of the spaceEU project by our partner Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) to introduce to teachers how they can use space exploration in their science class as a vehicle to increase students’ interest and appreciation of science and towards pursuing space related career paths in the future. The online course will start on Tuesday 3 November and will last until Friday 13 November with afternoon sessions especially suited for European teachers. The course is free to attend but registration is mandatory.

The objectives of the course are:

  • Communicate and introduce the accomplishments of European space science, technology and innovation and demonstrate how European society benefits from the space sector.

  • Introduce design thinking to teachers so they can help their students develop their inquiry and 21st century skills through a series of exciting and unique space activities tailored to the school curricula.

  • Propose ways to introduce to their students space related careers and facilitate them developing the key skills involved.

  • Train teachers on an interdisciplinary and inquiry learning methodology and help them switch to a student-centered approach through a series of small, meaningful adaptations on their own pace.

  • Demonstrate examples of contributions by women and minorities to the advancement of space science and provide participants with training on teaching strategies that will allow them to manage diverse classrooms and promote gender balance.

 

The Programme of the course includes an overview of the spaceEU project and the educational resources produced by the project such as the Toolkit and Step into Space Exhibition; workshops to introduce space topics and tools in the classroom; sessions about digital storytelling; highlights of space educational resources; space quizzes and live astronomical Observation from EA’s Observatory. Find the complete programme and schedule here.

The course will also encourage participants to step outside the boundaries of their own school and country and invite them to become part of a global community of practice that will allow them to collaborate, exchange and share ideas, experiences, concerns and educational resources with fellow teachers across Europe and beyond.

Special attention will be given on introducing teachers to educational repositories and enable them to find additional materials as well as learn how to share their work on such platforms with other teachers around the world and thus promote their work.

Register to participate in the course here.

For inquiries contact:

Angelos Lazoudis

Ellinogermaniki Agogi

angelos@ea.gr

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